50th Anniversary of the 1963 March


The Equal Justice Society commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 2013, at the Oakland Museum of California. The event, “Everyday People: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines Who Powered the Civil Rights Movement,” featured an Art of Civil Rights exhibit and auction, and an original performance by musicians, actors and dancers from the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and the Zaccho Dance Theatre.

See photos of the event on Facebook | Download program book PDF* | Download auction booklet PDF*

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Visionary Sponsors

Champion Sponsor


Advocate Sponsors
Arnold & Porter LLP
Josh Floum
Kaiser Permanente
Kathleen C. Barry & Robert Burnett
Minami Tamaki LLP
Wells Fargo

Partner Sponsors
Barry and Sandy Goldstein
Bryan Schwartz Law
Cheryl and Charles Ward
Greta F. Clarke, M.D. and Warner B. Wims Ph.D.
Hemming Morse, LLP
Keker & Van Nest LLP
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C.
Lindbergh Porter
Lise Pearlman and Peter Benvenutti
Morrison Foerster LLP
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Public Counsel
Sara Sanderson and Eric Weaver
Sharon Bell and Karen Francois
Shauna Marshall and Robert Hirsch
The Praxis Project
Wells Fargo
William Wick and Barbara Maco

Ally Sponsors
ACLU of Northern California
Alliance for Justice
Altshuler Berzon LLP
American Constitution Society for Law & Policy
Arthur and Mary Jo Shartsis
Barbara Fuller
Barbara J. Parker, Oakland City Attorney
Bilen Mesfin Packwood, Change Consulting LLC
Bill and Arlene Kennedy
California Bar Foundation
California Employment Lawyers Association
Chinese for Affirmative Action
Dairne Ryan
David Oppenheimer & Marcy Kates
Dorothy Ehrlich
Farrise Law Firm, P.C.
Gary Greenfield and Reesa Tansey
George and Diana McDaniel
Henry Hewitt and Sharon Meadows
Jennifer Bell and William C. McNeill
Attorney John Burris
John M. Crew
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
Marc Van Der Hout and Jody LeWitter
Margalynne Armstrong and Andrew Pierce
Mayor Ray Buenaventura, Daly City
Michael Harris
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Remcho, Johansen, & Purcell, LLP
Steve Zieff and Elaine Leitner
Susan Christian and Susan Salisbury
Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Thomas A. Saenz
Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP
Vincent Pan
William and Jennifer Schwartz

In-Kind Donors
Thank you to the following companies and organizations for their in-kind donations!

Thanks to Fortune Cookie Supply for donating our customized fortune cookies.

ABC7/KGO-TV/Cheryl Ward
AMC Theatres
Aquarium of the Bay
Asian Art Museum
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Bay Wolf Restaurant
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Bjorn Mead Wine
California Academy of Sciences
California Shakespeare Theater
Castello di Amorosa Winery
Chabot Space & Science Center
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Club One Oakland
Fritz Underground Winery
Golden State Warriors
Grand Lake Theater
Green Mountain Coffee
Kosta Boda Crystal
Lake Chabot Golf Course
Los Angeles Sparks
National Holistic Institute
Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice
Oakland Zoo
Pave Fine Jewelry Design
Peet’s Coffee and Tea
Rialto Cinemas
Rick & Ann’s Restaurant
Rock Wall Wine Company
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Dance Fitness
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Sharks
Sarena Mann Studios
St. George Spirits
The Winery SF
V. Sattui Winery
VIE Winery
Wine Gift Basket
Winery Collective
Yoshis San Francisco
Zuni Café

Organizational Partners

Alliance for Justice
American Constitution Society
California Civil Rights Coalition
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
California Teachers Association
California Women Lawyers
Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA)
Equal Rights Advocates
Impact Fund
Jewish Community Relations Council of Northern California (JCRC)
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
League of Women Voters of California
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Public Justice
Sojourn to the Past
State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section
Women Lawyers of Alameda County

‘Civil Rights at 50’ Co-Chairs & Steering Committee

Eva Paterson
Quinn Delaney
Dolores Huerta
Thomas A. Saenz
Dale Minami

Steering Committee
Abby Ginzberg
Andrea Guerrero
Barbara Maco
Barbara Rodgers
Bennie Mackey II
Bilen Mesfin
Bill Lann Lee
Bill Wick
Bryan Schwartz
Camilla Chavez
Caroline Fredrickson
Charles Crompton
Cheryl Mason
Cheryl Stevens
Cheryl Ward
David Oppenheimer
Denise Hulett
Dorka Keehn
Dorothy Ehrlich
Dr. Greta F. Clarke
Dr. Sandra R. Hernandez
Elaine Elinson
Elaine Leitner
Gary Greenfield
Henry Hewitt
Hernan D. Vera
Irma Herrera
Jahan Sagafi
James Brosnahan
James Finberg
James Thrasher
Jayashri Srikantiah
Jody LeWitter
Joe Jaramillo
John Bonifaz
John Templeton
Karen Francois
Kate Kendell
Kelli Newman
Kevin Johnson
Kimberly Thomas Rapp
Lateefah Simon
Laura Luster
Leticia Saucedo
Linda Li
Lindbergh Porter
Lise Pearlman
Marc Van Der Hout
Marcy Kates
Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Melanie Piech
Meredith Brown
Michael Harris
Michael Nolan
Misha Hawk-Wyatt
Mollie Lee
Mona Tawatao
Nancy Kraus
Peter Benvenutti
Priscilla Ocen
Rachel Moran
Raymond A. Buenaventura
Reesa Tansey
Richard Grosboll
Ro Khanna
Robert Demmons
Robert Hirsch
Sara Campos
Sharon Bell
Sharon Meadows
Shauna Marshall
Sheryl Wong
Sigrid Irias
Sonia Gonzales
Steve Zieff
Steven Pitts
Theresa Fay-Bustillos
Tim Silard
Uma Jayakumar
Van Jones
Vincent Pan

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